19th March Mr Frank Stone The Great Escape – A Personal View.

We were all spell­bound and fas­cin­ated by the story of Veteran Stalag Luft III sur­vivor, Frank Stone, who took us through his exper­i­ences after being shot down over Germany in 1940. The ingenu­ity and determ­in­a­tion shown by all con­cerned in the build­ing of the now famous Tom, Dick and Harry tun­nels is without ques­tion, and though Frank claimed there were one or two embel­lish­ments in the film “The Great Escape”, it was largely a true reflec­tion. We all felt it was a priv­ilege to be in his com­pany. The pic­ture shows Frank on a recon­struc­tion of the trol­leys made for use in the tunnel. He donated his fee to the Bomber Command Memorial – for me inform­a­tion see http://www.bombercommand.com The trolley

Veteran Frank Stone demon­strat­ing a trol­ley at the entrance to a recre­ation of the famous ‘Harry’ escape tunnel